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Beginning Zen Shiatsu

Discover the power of Zen Shiatsu and learn to cultivate mindfulness and compassion in a healing context. This course will teach you the fundamentals of energy meridians, facilitate change without manipulation, and give you the ability to provide a full-body treatment. Join us and take your first steps toward understanding Chinese Medicine and Zen Shiatsu.

  • Beginner
  • 18 and older
  • $500
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  • 818 Lake St, Evanston, IL
  • 30 hours over 10 sessions

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Class Description


What you'll learn in this massage class:

In Beginning Zen Shiatsu, we impart the simple ability to be with another human being in a healing context. This class is open to anyone who wants to learn to share this beautiful skill with others.

Every time you lay hands on another human, you have an opportunity to express mindfulness and compassion. You have the ability to spark the intrinsic healing potential of another individual.

In this class, we learn the fundamentals of Yin/Yang (Balance), Ki (Energy), Jing (Essence) and Shen (Consciousness). We study the twelve energy meridians of the body; their associations, functions and major points.

Most importantly, we learn how to facilitate change without manipulation using the principles of Zen Shiatsu. We learn how to take our cues from the receiver and achieve effective, supportive contact. We learn how to attune ourselves to the energy of ourself and our neighbors. You will be able to open an energetic circuit, tonify deficiency and calm excesses. By the end of the class, you will be able to give a full-body treatment.

Through self-care exercises, hands-on techniques and discussion, you will take your first steps towards understanding Chinese Medicine and Zen Shiatsu. This class is a self-contained learning experience and is also the foundation for our Shiatsu Certification Program.

Although there are many layers of complexity to these practices, everything you need to be a healer is contained in this one class. Cultivate a Zen Mind, a Beginner's Mind, and approach your receiver ready to learn.

"If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki, Soto Zen Master

Note: All classes earn Illinois professional therapists CE's (Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Naprapaths, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Social Workers)

Additional Notes:
  • One textbook is required for the class - Shiatsu: Theory and Practice by Carola Beresford-Cook. The cost is $66.00, and it can be purchased from our bookstore in advance or on the first day of class.
  • This stand-alone class is offered for Continuing Education credit for licensed professionals and counts for 30 CE hours.

Refund Policy

  • Cancellations made at least 2 business days in advance of the class will be honored with a refund less 5% cancellation fee.
  • Students who cancel less than 2 business days prior to the start time of the class will receive a credit towards a future class.
In the event that an instructor or the school needs to cancel at the last minute, students will receive a refund less a 5% non-refundable registration fee.

Reviews of Classes at Zen Shiatsu Chicago (1)

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  • Beginning Zen Shiatsu

    Reviewed by Harmony R. on 11/13/2019
    Zen Shiatsu is an awesome place! The class was great and very informative. They also offer a massage licensing program which is cool. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in learning more about the human body or for continuing education classes.

Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students who have taken classes at Beginning Zen Shiatsu praise the program for its informative and engaging nature. They appreciate the opportunity to learn about the human body and the option to pursue a massage licensing program. The class seems to be beneficial for both beginners and those seeking continuing education. Quote: 1. "I learned a lot about the human body and would definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in learning more about it."

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Zen Shiatsu Chicago

Zen Shiatsu Chicago (formerly Ohashiatsu® Chicago), is Chicago’s oldest shiatsu center. In 1988, the center was founded by Matthew Sweigart as a branch school of the Ohashi Institute, NYC.

Over the next eighteen years, Ohashiatsu® Chicago generated an enormous output of talented healers, gifted instructors,...

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